The Sports Examiner

SHOOTING Preview: 19 World or Olympic medalists at last Shotgun World Cup of 2019 in Lahti

2018 World Skeet Champion Caitlin Connor (USA)

A very large field of 407 shooters from 66 countries is in Lahti (FIN) for the final Shotgun World Cup of 2019. Beyond the medals are two Olympic quota places for each of the four individual events, to be contested over the next week:

16 August: Women’s Trap
17 August: Men’s Trap
18 August: Mixed Team Trap
21 August: Women’s Skeet
22 August: Men’s Skeet

The fields are quite good, although many stars have already earned Olympic quota places and therefore have no need to attend. But there are 17 Olympic or World Championships medalist from 2016-19 entered:

● Erik Watndal (NOR) ~ 2018 Worlds Skeet silver
● Mauro de Filippis (ITA) ~ 2019 Worlds Trap silver medalist
● Khaled Al-Mudhuf (KUW) ~ 2019 Worlds Trap bronze medalist
● Tomas Nydrle (CZE) ~ 2019 Worlds Skeet gold medalist
● Jeremy Bird (GBR) ~ 2019 Worlds Skeet bronze medalist
● Abdullah Al-Rashidi (KUW) ~ 2016 Olympic Skeet bronze medalist
● Marcus Svensson (SWE) ~ 2016 Olympic Skeet silver medalist
● Giovanni Pellielo (ITA) ~ 2016 Olympic Trap silver medalist
● Edward Ling (GBR) ~ 2016 Olympic Trap bronze medalist

Caitlin Connor (USA) ~ 2018 Worlds Skeet gold medalist
Amber English (USA) ~ 2018 Worlds Skeet bronze medalist
● Xiaojing Wang (CHN) ~ 2018 Worlds Trap silver medalist; 2018 Worlds silver
● Silvana Stanco (ITA) ~ 2018 Worlds Trap bronze medalist
● Meng Wei (CHN) ~ 2019 Worlds Skeet silver medalist
● Victoria Larsson (SWE) ~ 2019 Worlds Skeet bronze medalist
● Natalie Rooney (NZL) ~ 2016 Olympic Trap silver medalist
● Catherine Skinner (AUS) ~ 2016 Olympic Trap gold medalist

The ISSF has an excellent Web site for coverage of the World Cup; you can find results here.

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